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    Why Study Faith & Social Justice at Le Moyne?

    The faith and social justice interdisciplinary minor provides interested students the opportunity to engage intellectually and practically the Jesuit emphasis on the service of faith and the promotion of justice. Through the exploration of various conceptions of faith, theoretical and religious perspectives on justice, social and political justice issues, and Catholic social thought, students will develop a deeper understanding of the relationship of faith and justice and their role in creating a more just society.


    Students pursuing a minor in faith and social justice at Le Moyne College gain a rich, interdisciplinary
    understanding of the various meanings of faith and social justice and a chance to investigate their impact on a variety of significant moral and social issues affecting the world. Students also explore the interconnections between faith and social justice and their own engagement with social justice concerns and actions as well as the potential impact on their chosen careers.

    Comparative analysis, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills are key components of the program.

    Who Can Benefit?

    • Students of any major
    • Students interested in attending graduate school
    • Students who are interested in social orenvironmental justice 
    • Those who want to gain a credential that complements their major and future careers (e.g., aspiring educators, lawyers, social entrepreneurs, journalists, medical practitioners, social workers)

    Meet Fred Glennon, Ph.D.

    Since arriving at the College in 1992, Glennon has developed numerous innovative courses, including Ethics from the Perspective of the Oppressed and Church and State in Comparative perspective, which includes a two-week short-term study abroad experience in Italy. He is the author of numerous journal articles and, with other
    members of the religious studies department, published Introduction to the Study of Religion, now in its second edition.

    Fred Glennon, Ph.D.

    Fred Glennon, Ph.D.

    program director, religious studies department chair

    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Road,
    Syracuse, NY 13214


    (315) 445-4343



    THE 210 Faith and the Roots of Social Justice (3 credits)
    REL 425 Faith that Does Justice (3 credits)

    Three of the following applicable courses:
    (3 credits each)
    See catalog for complete list of courses.

    BSC 111 Ecology and Environment
    ESS 260 Sustainability
    ECO 322 Economics of Crime and Punishment
    ECO 335 Economics of Poverty
    HON 320 The World of the Other
    PHL 358 Philosophy of Race
    PHL 361 Evil, Freedom, and God
    PSC 296 Power and Justice
    PSC 329 Self, Society, and Justice
    PSC 334 Social Activism
    PSC 367 War, Peace, and Violence
    REL 309 New Testament
    REL 400 Religion, Conflict, Peace in African Context
    SOC 241 Social Inequality
    SOC 325 Poverty and Social Justice Legal System
    SOC 396 Race, Gender, Justice
    THE 175 Catholic Theology
    THE 332 Catholic Social Thought